Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bible in 90 days

While at my retreat at the end of April, the pastor mentioned her church had just read the Bible in 90 days. Last summer, I let my study go a little bit and I didn't want to repeat the same mistake. I decided that I would read the Bible this summer and that I would start on June 1. I have never read the Bible cover to cover. I have read books and chapters and verses. But, I have never done the whole thing from Genesis to Revelation.

There are several reading plans available on So, as June 1 approached, I went to the website to prepare. Imagine my surprise when I discovered the Summer Reading Challenge! I signed up on the website and also on Facebook. I feel like I am part of a group instead of doing it alone. There are daily emails full of encouragement and stories from other people.

My prayer before I started my reading:

Father, your word is precious to me. I don't want to read alone. Please let me hear your voice as I read. Holy Spirit, please speak to me and make the stories personal to my life. I don't want to hurry through my reading, just to get it done. I want to feel the emotions, smell the smells and see the stories come alive. I want your word to penetrate my heart. I want it to become part of me and who I am. Please help me to learn and remember your word. I ask this in the precious name of your son, Jesus.

It's not too late to join me!


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